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Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek switches agent ahead of January transfer window


Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek has switched agent (Picture: Getty)

Donny van de Beek has decided to change his agent as he seeks a possible escape route out of Manchester United this winter.

The 24-year-old midfielder has failed to live up to expectations since swapping Ajax for United for a fee of around £35million back in August 2020 and has seemingly been frozen out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team plans.

On Sunday, Van de Beek was left on the substitutes bench for a fifth league game in succession as the Red Devils suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to bitter rivals Liverpool and the Dutchman is determined to push through a move in the New Year.

Everton, Newcastle and Juventus are all believed to be monitoring the situation and United are open to letting Van de Beek leave – either permanently or on a temporary basis – should they receive a suitable offer.

According to Dutch publication De Telegraaf, Van de Beek has parted with former agent, Guido Albers, and Ali Dursun is the man now being tasked with finding a solution for the out-of-favour Netherlands international ahead of the January transfer window.

Dursun also represents Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong, Van de Beek’s close friend and former team-mate at Ajax.

Van de Beek, who has made just three appearances in all competitions this season, is tied into a deal at Old Trafford until 2025.

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United head coach Solskjaer understands Van de Beek’s frustration but has repeatedly praised the midfielder’s professionalism, despite the fact he’s yet to hand him a single start in the Premier League this term.

‘Donny is still working hard, of course, and at the moment it’s hard,’ Solskjaer told RTL7 after Van de Beek was left as an unused substitute in United’s dramatic Champions League victory over Atalanta.

‘I understand Donny is frustrated, he’s disappointed but he keeps on working every day with a big smile.

‘I know he’s not happy, but he works hard and he’s a top professional. He knows that that’s the way that sometimes it works in football, at the moment he’s not playing but he doesn’t let himself down.

‘I can’t go into every single player, but if you see our team today I thought our performance was really good, he’s got some good players that he plays with.

‘He keeps training well and I enjoy having him there and I hope for him that he gets his chances.’


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